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Stay Connected with Akron Law

April 13, 2010

Become a fan on Facebook…follow us on Twitter…visit our homepage.

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Facts about inequality

April 10, 2010

Here's one for the economic libertarians that read this blog. These charts on wealth and income inequality in America are quite depressing. But the one that really got my attention was

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Adam Liptak – Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times

April 1, 2010

The University of Akron School of Lawâs Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility will offer its inaugural Journalism and the Law Lecture titled âCovering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporterâs Reflections.â The lecture will be given by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New [...]

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The University of Akron School of Law's celebrity doppelganger is…?

March 10, 2010

It all started when Ashby Jones opened her WSJ Law Blog post with this: "Cornell is the Lady Gaga of the law-school world. Both are white hot, but the explanations behind eachâs popularity donât donât fully add up." Then Above the Law's David Lat joined in with (among others): "If Cornell is Lady Gaga, maybe [...]

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Adam Liptak – Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times

March 9, 2010

The University of Akron School of Lawâs Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility will offer its inaugural Journalism and the Law Lecture titled âCovering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporterâs Reflections.â The lecture will be given by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New [...]

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Law, Love and Chocolate

February 9, 2010

The Akron Law Alumni Association and Akron Bar Association present: Law, Love and Chocolate Local celebrities will prepare sweet treats for attendees. General Admission:  $10 in advance; $15 at the door February 18, 20105 – 7 p.m.Akron Bar Offices Participating local celebrities include:-Professors Stephen Cook, Sarah Cravens and Marge Koosed from the School of Law-Olivia Demas, president [...]

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The University of Akron School of Law Open House – January 9th

December 23, 2009

Thinking about law school? Visit Akron Law on January 9! Event: January Open House Date: January 9, 2010 Time: 1 – 3 pm Location: The University of Akron School of Law The program will include the following: Student/Alumni Panel Discussion Admission and Financial Aid Session Mock Law Class OPTIONAL building tours will run approximately every [...]

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Is the economy getting better or worse?

December 4, 2009

We know what is reported in the media.  The Financial Times of London reports that the United States is facing our longest recession on record.   Some major newspapers like the Wall Street Journal  and New York Times, have special topic pages devoted to monitoring economic conditions.  What does the Federal Government say about the economy?  Who [...]

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Milton Friedman v. The Buddha

December 3, 2009

There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal recently about the economist Arthur Cecil Pigou (1837-1959).  The article describes Mr. Pigou as an economist âwhose intellectual legacy is being rediscovered, and, unlike those of Messrs. Keynes and Friedman, it enjoys bipartisan appeal.â  This bipartisan appeal may be a reflection of the fact that [...]

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Is Greed Good?

November 5, 2009

We watch the movie "Wall Street" as part of my M&A class.   Recently, we came to the scene where Gordon Gekko proclaims that greed is good: The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.  Greed is right, greed works.  Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the [...]

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Celebrating the Life of Professor Malina Coleman

October 28, 2009

Akron Law will hold a special celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in honor of the life of Professor Malina Coleman who passed away on Oct. 25. The celebration will be held at Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron in Ballrooms B and C from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Professor Coleman had been a professor [...]

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Souter's Confirmation

May 4, 2009

Not a lot of analysis here, just a personal reflection. In the fall of 1990 I was fresh out of law school and had been Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, for less than a year.

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